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Summernats assault reported

By 10 January, 2012

ACT Policing has received a complaint from a security officer who was assaulted at the Canberra Summernats car festival on Saturday, January 7.
About 1 pm today (Tuesday, January 10) the 43-year-old victim attended the ACT Policing Traffic Operations Centre in Belconnen and provided a statement of complaint to police.
The incident is now under investigation.
Anyone who [...]

Armoured rescue vehicle deployed at the Tent Embassy

By 10 January, 2012

ACT Policing apprehended a 28-year-old man following negotiated surrender at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy last night (Monday, January 10).
Around 11.30pm police attended the tent embassy after a man and a woman flagged down AFP Protective Services Officers following an alleged assault and theft.
Witnesses said a man at the site threatened to shoot them. Police attended [...]

The biter of Childers Street strikes

By 10 January, 2012

A 53-year-old Melba woman was arrested yesterday (Monday, January 9) after biting a police officer who pulled her over for a traffic stop.
About noon, the police officer identified the woman not wearing a seat belt while driving a white Mazda 626 on Childers Street in Acton.
The woman became belligerent and uncooperative toward police when requested [...]

The pillowcase bandit of Theodore

By 10 January, 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 28-year-old man following an aggravated robbery at the 5 Star Supermarket in Theodore last night (9 January).
Around 7.40pm a man entered the supermarket wearing a pillowcase over his head and carrying a knife. The man threatened the owner of the store with the knife, demanding money and cigarettes.
The owner complied [...]

Have you seen Cristy Barnes?

By 9 January, 2012

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for a missing 38-year-old woman from Evatt.
Cristy Barnes was last seen on Friday evening (January 6) about 7pm at her home.
Cristy was last seen wearing a yellow and white ¾ sleeve top, pale blue pyjama bottoms and green Crocs.
She is described as being approximately 5’ [...]

Short lived cash heist

By 7 January, 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old Hughes man after a theft in Fyshwick earlier this afternoon (Friday, January 6).
Around 1pm, the 58-year-old female victim was carrying a cashbag containing business takings on Maryborough St, when the bag was snatched from her grasp.
The offender ran from the area and was seen to enter a green Holden [...]

Facefit of Dickson robber

By 4 January, 2012

ACT Policing has released a facefit of a man who assaulted a staff member and robbed a store in Dickson on Sunday night (January 1).
Around 6.40pm, the man entered the Top Goods Asian Groceries store on Woolley Street, and struck a male staff member on the back of the head, possibly with the butt of [...]

Fatal free Christmas on the roads

By 4 January, 2012

The ACT has remained the only jurisdiction in Australia to record zero road deaths over the Christmas-New Year period.
Acting Superintendent of Traffic Operations Jeff Knight said this is a pleasing result for police and the community as a whole, following on from recording the lowest road toll in more than 50 years in the [...]

Drug drivers busted on New Years

By 4 January, 2012

Three drivers tested positive to prescribed drugs from a total of 14 screening samples taken as ACT Policing’s Road Safety Operations team conducted Random Roadside Drug Testing (RRDT) and Random Breath Testing on New Years Day (January 1).
All three drivers – two males and a female – were directed by police not to drive, and [...]

Food court fracas at Belconnen Mall!

By 3 January, 2012

ACT Policing is seeking to identify three men involved in a disturbance in the food court in Belconnen Mall tonight (Monday, January 2).
Police were called to the location around 6.35pm after witnesses reported a fight between two groups of men, one group aged in their late teens and another in their mid-20s.
One 18-year-old man is [...]

Police want your help with the latest brothel fire

By 2 January, 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a fire that was deliberately lit at The Gentlemen’s Club in Mitchell overnight.
ACT Fire & Rescue were called to the business premises in Grimwade St, Mitchell, around 10.47pm and after having quickly extinguished the blaze and conducted early investigations, then called police.
A crime scene has been established at the [...]

Knocking over the asian grocer

By 2 January, 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to assist in the investigation of an assault and robbery at a store in Woolley St, Dickson last night (Sunday, January 1).
The offender entered the Top Goods Asian Groceries store around 6.40pm and asked the 29-year-old staff member where items were located in the store. The offender then struck the [...]

Wild ride in a stolen Barina

By 2 January, 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 31-year-old man of no fixed abode after a 10-minute vehicle pursuit this morning (Monday, January 2) which ended on Mugga Lane, Isaacs.
Around 5.55am today, a City Patrol team in Reid became suspicious of erratic driving by the driver of an orange-coloured Holden Barina with Queensland registration plates.
Police activated warnings [...]

New Year’s wrap up

By 2 January, 2012

The majority of revellers celebrated New Years Eve in a responsible manner across Canberra, with five people arrested for offences relating to the New Years Eve celebrations in Civic overnight.
New Years Eve Operation Commander Superintendent Mick Calatzis said most of the arrests related to anti-social behaviour, with one man arrested for assaulting an ACT Government [...]

Lowest road toll in 51 years

By 1 January, 2012

ACT Policing has recorded a single digit road toll of six in 2011, making it the lowest road toll since 1959 and a two-third reduction from 2010.
The last fatality on ACT roads was recorded in March, making the ACT the only jurisdiction in Australia to not record a road fatality over the past nine months.
Acting [...]

Commodore ute loser brought to justice

By 1 January, 2012

A 20-year-old man was arrested by police for dangerous driving and other traffic-related offences following a pursuit in North Canberra on Friday night (December 29).
Police will allege around 7.40pm on Friday, the man was driving a white Holden utility on Ellenborough Street in Kaleen and accelerated away when he saw a police vehicle.
A pursuit commenced, [...]

Crappy commodore ute in high speed pursuit

By 31 December, 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a pursuit in North Canberra last night (Friday, December 30).
Around 7.40pm, a Gungahlin patrol spotted a white Holden utility on Ellenborough Street in Kaleen with no front registration plate. When the male driver of the Holden utility saw the police vehicle, he accelerated away, and a pursuit commenced.
The pursuit [...]

Drunk, unlicensed and lying to police

By 31 December, 2011

A 59-year-old man from Berridale in NSW will face court this morning after he was arrested twice by police for traffic-related offences within 12 hours yesterday (Friday, December 30).
Around 8.10am, a Gungahlin Patrol stopped a white Holden Acclaim on the Federal Highway in Lyneham as it did not display a current registration label. Police spoke [...]

Police planning for New Years

By 30 December, 2011

ACT Policing is urging revellers to drink responsibly and plan a safe night out this New Year’s Eve.
Police will have a highly visible presence patrolling the alcohol exclusion zones and the alcohol free events in Civic, and will be targeting anti-social behaviour and underage drinking. Police Operations will also be monitoring CCTV footage of the [...]

Church torched in Spence

By 29 December, 2011

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious fire in Spence which occurred early this morning (Thursday, December 29).
Around 12.45am, police attended the Mount Rogers Community Centre on Crofts Crescent and found a large skip bin on fire.
The fire caused structural damage to a church at the centre, with the total estimated damage exceeding $100,000.
ACT [...]

North Lyneham knife robbery

By 28 December, 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an attempted aggravated robbery in North Lyneham last night (Tuesday, December 27).
Around 5.40pm, a man entered the Mini Mart supermarket at the North Lyneham shops and threatened a staff member with a knife. He demanded money and attempted to open the cash register, however was unsuccessful.
He left the supermarket [...]

The Conder window massacre

By 27 December, 2011

ACT Policing is investigating property damage to twelve businesses at the Lanyon Marketplace in Conder over the weekend.
Around 9.30am yesterday (Monday, December 26), police attended the McDonalds restaurant at the Lanyon Marketplace and were shown a number of windows that had been ‘tagged’ by scratching the glass.
Police searched the nearby area and found an additional [...]

Reasons why your taxi driver is jumpy

By 26 December, 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident late Saturday evening (December 24) on Kings Avenue Bridge when a taxi driver was assaulted and his taxi was stolen.
Around 11.30pm, the taxi driver picked up two men from the Kingston shops, who asked to be driven to the city. As the taxi was travelling over the [...]

Croweater punches on with the cops

By 23 December, 2011

A 20-year-old man from South Australia has been arrested for assaulting an ACT Policing officer in the city this morning (Friday, December 23).
Around 5.35am, police attended to a disturbance on the corner of Alinga Street and East Row involving a number of people. During the altercation, the 20-year-old man confronted police in an aggressive [...]

Mean teens of Florey roll the Dominos twice

By 23 December, 2011

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident at the Florey shops last night (December 22) after two Dominos staff members were assaulted by a group of young people.
Around 10.30pm, two male youths entered the Dominos Pizza store at the Florey shops and stole food and soft drink. Two staff members from Dominos located the [...]

Trailbiking the wrong neighbourhood

By 22 December, 2011

ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the rider of a green trail bike seen riding around Narrabundah in the past few weeks.
About 10am yesterday (Wednesday, December 21) police were on a routine patrol of Narrabundah when they observed a green trail bike turn on to Boolimba Street from the Narrabundah shops. [...]

ICBM puncher turns himself in

By 22 December, 2011

A 21-year-old Richardson man today (Wednesday, December 21) has been charged with intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm after an incident outside the ICBM nightclub in Civic early last Sunday morning (December 18).
ACT Policing took the alleged offender into custody after he attended City Police Station around 12.10pm today. He was interviewed and admitted to having [...]

If you see kids setting fire to a school, please call the police

By 22 December, 2011

ACT Policing will once again be conducting Operation School Safe to help combat property damage in and around school grounds during the upcoming Christmas holiday period.
In the past school holiday period (October 1 to 16), ACT Policing responded to seven incidents of property damage, and ten burglaries at schools.
Acting Officer in Charge of Crime Prevention, [...]

Kings Highway gets seasonal focus

By 21 December, 2011

ACT Policing is joining forces with NSW Police Monaro Local Area Command in support of Operation Crossroads this holiday season, the second in an ongoing series of coordinated road safety initiatives to reduce road trauma across Australia and New Zealand.
One regional focus for police this holiday season is the Kings Highway, as people from Canberra, [...]

Heavily pregnant shoplifter gets the better of mall cop

By 21 December, 2011

ACT Policing will summons two people to court on theft and other charges after an alleged shoplifting incident in Woden Plaza yesterday (Tuesday, December 20).
Around 5.30pm yesterday while on duty in a major department store in Woden Plaza, a loss prevention officer observed a man and a heavily pregnant woman, both in their early 20s, [...]

Wild drunken truck ride

By 21 December, 2011

A 28-year-old Harrison man will be summonsed to court for drink driving after police pulled him over yesterday evening (Tuesday, December 20) driving a truck with five passengers on board.
About 6pm, members from Belconnen Police Station were on mobile patrol on Ginninderra Drive near Florey. They observed a white Mitsubishi rigid table truck turn [...]

3pm bag snatching on Franklin Street

By 20 December, 2011

Police are seeking witnesses to a robbery on Franklin Street in Manuka yesterday afternoon (Monday, December 19).
Around 3.15pm a 57-year-old woman was walking along Franklin Street in Manuka, outside the Greater Union cinemas, when she was approached from behind by an unknown man. The man grabbed at the woman’s backpack and a struggle ensued. The [...]

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